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Vez's 4ft Jungle

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by Vez, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. Vez

    Vez New Member

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    Hey all

    This is my Tank (1200x450x450)

    http://youtu.be/XHcmJH8sYfk

    nothing to great, but this is my first good scape!
     
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  2. randy0319

    randy0319 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    good healthy start! Got any rocks to put in maybe?
     
  3. Vez

    Vez New Member

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    Thanks, no rock atm, but more plants to be added as the others fill in, waiting for my E Teneluss to fill as well as the HM bush infront of the Sunset
     
  4. Vez

    Vez New Member

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    update:
    [​IMG]
     
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  5. Garuf

    Garuf Moderator Staff Member

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    Looks breath taking! Much work trimming?
     
  6. Rahul

    Rahul Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Very nice growth. Some minor tweaks and that could be a stunner.
     
  7. Vez

    Vez New Member

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    Thanks Garuf, not really, once a week i trim, and that only takes about 30 mins, carpet must just fill in.
     
  8. Vez

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    Thanks Rahul, my plan is to get the left side a nice bush, and split the sunset, and replace the removed section with another plant, maybe some rotalla.
     
  9. ShadowMac

    ShadowMac Moderator Staff Member

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    This is great lush growth. Congrats on a very nice tank. Could you please share your setup? Tank specs, equipment, etc. ?
     
  10. Vez

    Vez New Member

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    Tank:1200x450x450

    Lights:2x6500K
    1xGrowlux
    1xAquastar
    (All T5's)

    Gravel:Inert Pea Gravel

    Filtration:1x1000l/h Canister
    1x800l/h Canister
    600l/h Powerhead with DIY sponge filter connection
    1200l/h Powerhead

    CO2:DIY Inline injection into Canister Outlet
    4bps
     
  11. abhradip1986

    abhradip1986 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    all plants grown on inert gravel?!?! wtf!! if yes, that's super bloody awesome!!!! never knew waterline fertilizer could yield such growth on inert pebbles!!!
     
  12. Vez

    Vez New Member

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    Yip, ALL plants are growing in plain inert gravel
     
  13. Garuf

    Garuf Moderator Staff Member

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    Yup, nutritious substrates are only there to give you more wiggle room with forgetting dosing and the like, you can get very good results with just gravel but you do need to be extremely on the ball with the dosing to stop any potential issues.
    This and LondonDragons tanks are testament to just what can be achieved.
     
  14. Vez

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    Thanks Garuf, soon the tank will be redone with seachem subs, and then i will plan a better scape, should be the same "look", but this will only be in the next few months
     
  15. Garuf

    Garuf Moderator Staff Member

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    If you can get the tropica base layer that's actually pretty good stuff. I've heard people get good results with seachems substrate but I've never tried it. I tend to use clay substrates where I can. Florabase if you can find it is very good too, better than ADA in my opinion.

    Akadama is very good stuff too if you're not afraid of DIY.
     
  16. Vez

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    In SA we dont have all the names and goodies as the rest of you lucky dudes, we recently got our hands on ADA, so soon enough we will be able to us/try all the other brands on the market.
     
  17. Vez

    Vez New Member

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    Tank received an rescape, and its looking like this now:
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